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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Women's History


Bath Record Office

  • Bath Federation of Townswomen's Guilds: minutes of committee meetings, photographs, ephemera, scrapbooks and Chain of Office 1953-2019 (1310)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Emily Lewis, (fl 1911-1923), of Llain near Llanarth: collected letters describing her marriage and life in Russia and eventually Hawaii 1911-1923 (ADX/1691)
  • The Inner Wheel Club: Aberystwyth branch: records incl minutes, photograph albums, certificates, artefacts and programmes c1951-2019 (DSO/73)

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Willaston (Wirral) Women's Institute: members register, millennium project minutes and accounts 1953-2011 (D 9166)

Denbighshire Archives

  • Hafina Clwyd, (1936-2011), educator, writer and journalist: diaries 1956-2010 (DD/DM/1765)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Derbyshire Ladies County Golf Association: minutes and other records 2000-2019 (D7036)
  • Gertrude Bella Underwood (1893-1983), nurse: autograph album containing writings, sketches, and photographs of patients and staff at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary 1917-1919 (D8210)
  • Cedars Womens Institute, Derby: record of monthly meetings, minutes, financial records, reports, correspondence 1973-2018 (D8269)
  • Coal Aston Womens Institute: record of monthly meetings, minutes, financial records, annual reports, programmes, correspondence 1968-2018 (D8270)
  • Moorseats Womens Institute, Hathersage: monthly meeting records, minutes, financial statements 1976-2016 (D8272)
  • Annie Rogers (nee Moore), (1902-1990), lifelong resident of Wormhill, Derbyshire: oral history interview rel to living in Wormhill, Derbyshire her entire life recorded by Mrs Susan Ward 1987 (D8278)
  • Vivien Joan Brown, (d2019), ATS intercept wireless operator: photographs, diaries and additional material rel to her Second World War work, letters and photographs sent to her by her boyfriend William Reginald Ward of the Seaforth Highlanders, other correspondence and papers c1940-2013 (D8280)
  • Hayfield Womens Institute: monthly meeting records, minutes, accounts, annual reports, correspondence 1965-2019 (D8282)
  • Mickleover Womens Institute: record of monthly meetings, minutes, annual reports 1920-2018 (D8298)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Rebellious Sounds oral history project: recordings collected during a project to preserve stories of women's activism in the South West 21st cent (RSA)

Dorset History Centre

  • Watson family of Dunshay Manor: assorted papers, mostly rel to Hilda Spencer Watson 1920-1940 (D-2566)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Joan Mark, (fl 1921-1951), nurse: diary, scrapbook, photographs and certificates 1921-1951 (D1666)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Gloucestershire Lady Captains' Golf Society: records incl minutes with membership information (closed) 1948-2012 (D15020)
  • Mary Barnett, baker of Great Rissington: accounts 1827-1830 (D15206)
  • Sodbury Probus Club: minutes and attendance book, corresp, membership lists, photographs and profiles 1974-2019 (D15133)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Leicester Women's Aid Group and associated projects: records incl correspondence, case notes, newsletters, magazines, minutes, membership lists, reports rel to Leiceister Women's Aid Group, Working with Girls, Community Development in Leicester project, Havan Project (Asian Women's Hostels), Leicester Women's Liberation, Women's Roof Group and Leicester University Nursery records c1970-1999 (DE9867, DE9961)
  • Olive Pearson, (fl1950-1962), midwife: registers of cases 1950-1962 (DE9949)

Liverpool Record Office

  • The 1918 Club: records 1921-2018 (ACC 7357)
  • Dr April Ashley MBE, (b 1935), model: photographs, newspaper and magazine articles nd (ACC 7345)
  • Mary Clark Home for Distressed Gentlewomen in Reduced Circumstances: minutes, cash books and photographs 1902-2005 (ACC7335)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Women's Pioneer Housing Trust, specialist housing association: minutes, financial records including loan stock registers, tenants files samples, annual reports, publications, architects plans and drawings. correspondence 1920-2009 (B19/085)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Hackforth Women's Institute: records incl minutes and attendance registers c1930-2018 (ZIU)
  • Harrogate Women's Centre: records of centre and Harrogate Well Woman project c1985-2003 (Z.1654)
  • Thirsk Probus Club for Ladies: minutes 1987-2014 (Z.1633)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Betty Pearson (fl1940s), of Radcliffe On Trent: Women's Land Army papers incl correspondence, identity card, release certificate, photographs; orders of service for thanksgiving services; letter rel to presentation of Land Army certificate and badge; and accompanying badge, tie and armband c1940 (Acc 9535)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Girl Guides Association: Oldham: programme and photographs 1967 (M251)
  • Girl Guides Association: Oldham: record books, log books, minute books, photographs and histories 1915-2010 (M251)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Florence Mary Andrews (1887-1982), mayor of Oxford: papers incl letters, photographs, papers rel to Festival of Britain 1903-1980 (6746)

Shropshire Archives

  • Hiatt Ladies College, Wellington, Shropshire: photographs, reports, documents and cuttings 20th cent (9664)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Annie Owen Huxtable of Clutton: diary with transcript and family trees and genealogical research rel to the Huxtable, Drury and Eden families of Somerset and Oxfordshire 1885-2006 (A/ESF)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Glasgow Society of Lady Artists Club: minutes, visitor books, newspaper cuttings and books 1893-1980 (891004)

Surrey History Centre

  • Elizabeth Crawford (fl early 20th cent), women's suffrage movement historian: postcards of women's suffrage activists Mrs Charlotte Despard of Esher, President of the Women's Freedom League, and Mrs Emmeline Pethick Lawrence of The Mascot, Holmwood, joint editor of 'Votes for Women', Honorary Treasurer of National Women's Social and Political Union c1909 (10065)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Dr Georgie Wemyss (fl1993-2019), social sciences lecturer and member of Women Unite Against Racism: papers rel to Women Unite Against Racism 1993-1995 (TH/9754)
  • Julie Begum (fl1980-2019), activist and Chair of the Swadhinata Trust: papers rel to Women Unite Against Racism c1980-1995 (TH/9755)
  • Norah Smyth (1874-1963), suffragette, photographer and socialist activist: digital copies of photographs of the East London Suffragettes 1913-1917 (TH/9774)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Business and Professional Women's Club, Brighouse: scrapbooks of Miss Audrey Turner, Brighouse, rel to local and national events, history of United Kingdom Federation of Business and Professional Women 'Golden Jubilee 50 Years BPW 1938-1988 Limited Edition' 1969-1988 (WYC:1914)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • Mollie Baskerville (1922-1987), dialect poet: papers incl published and unpublished poems, short stories for children, biographical notes and reminiscences 1970s-1980s (WYK1905)
  • Jane Horsfall (fl 19th cent), of Heckmondwike: recipe and housekeeping book incl recipes, bills paid and received and newspaper clippings rel to housekeeping and cookery 19th cent (WYK1901)


Bath University Archives

  • Edith Thompson (1877-1961), hockey player and sports administrator: scrapbooks and associated material rel to the management and administration of women's hockey during the early stages of its development as an organised sport played by women 1898-1933 (EDITH THOMPSON)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Barnard (Boni) Sones (b1953), journalist: audio podcasts for interviews conducted during centenary year of women in parliament 2018-2019 (SOBA, acc 2063 & 2100)

Durham University Library, Special Collections

  • Missionary Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception: institutional archive of a Catholic female religious order and their communities at Clacton and Bocking 1890-2019 (MFS)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Rosa Waugh Hobhouse (1882-1971), writer and pacifist: papers and personal correspondence, incl with Katie Gliddon (1883-1967), suffragist and artist 1870-1967 (HOBHOUSE)

London University: Royal Holloway

  • Dame Elsie Marjorie Williamson (1913-2002), educator, physicist and Principal of Bedford College, royal Holloway: papers 1930s-1970s (Acc 2019/03)

Sheffield University Library

  • Rosemary Anne Sisson, (1923-2017), dramatist, novelist, TV and film scriptwriter: papers, corresp and press cuttings rel to work in TV and film 1971-2008 (2019/12)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Swansea University Women's Society: account books, minutes, corresp, programmes and photographs 1959-2009 (2019/23)

University of Gloucestershire Special Collections and Archives

  • Ursula Askham Fanthorpe (19292009): letters, dissertations, transcripts, diaries from Rosie Bailey rel to the U A Fanthorpe Archive c1930-2009 (G/04/19/1)
  • Rebecca Tope (b1948), novelist and journalist: typescripts, letters, draft novels, floppy disks, photographs, short stories c1940-2011 (G/03/19/2)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • University of Liverpool Women's Club: papers and minute books 1919-1970 (D1234)